Jack Catterall to Target Weaknesses Found in Josh Taylor
Super lightweight boxer Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-0, 13 KO’s) will next lace up his gloves for professional combat on February 26. When he does so, he will challenge undisputed 140-pound champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (18-0, 13 KO’s). This will mark his first attempt at a full world title. Despite this, Catterall, who is ranked #1 (WBO), #9 (WBA) and #9 (WBC), feels that now is the perfect time to take on Taylor.
“Yeah, it’s got to be my time! This is the biggest opportunity in boxing, to fight for undisputed. These last couple of years have led me to this point now. It could have been two years ago against the WBO champion [Maurice] Hooker. Might have been too soon, might not have been, we don’t know. But, I am ready now to take on Josh.”Jack Catterall in Sky Sports interview
TALK IT CHEAP
During the build-up to their dust-up, the rather gruff Tartan Tornado has repeatedly said he expects to dole out a beating Saturday. As far as Catterall is concerned, this is all par for the course. Being the naturally relaxed individual that he is, El Gato can’t get too bent out of shape by Taylor’s threats.
“I’m not the biggest talker in the room. I’ve had twenty-six fights and won them all for fighting not talking! Talk is almost done now, just super excited to get in there on Saturday.”Jack Catterall in iFL TV interview
In the end though, the Lancashire native has supreme confidence in his own skills and abilities.
“Yeah, Josh has proved himself over the last three or four years now. He’s gone on to [win] world titles, he’s got his world titles. So I think it’s safe to say he is complete. But great fighters have always said there is always room for improvement, there are always things to learn in this sport, which is true. And me and Jamie [Moore] have certainly seen chinks in Josh’s armor and stuff that we can exploit and stuff that works against Josh that we’ve seen in fights, so I am looking to go and exploit all of them on Saturday.”Jack Catterall in iFL TV interview
WHO WILL PREVAIL?
This is an interesting match-up of two talented fighters without question. So, it will be interesting to see how their two styles match up in the ring. It also will be revealing to see if ring rust plays any role in the overall outcome. That is because Catterall will have been out of action for fifteen months by the time they lock horns. Regardless of the outcome, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!
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By: Bakari Simpson